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Accreditation Renewed for Ten Years

In June, 2019, the Association of Theological Schools (ATS) Board of Commissioners renewed Pope St. John XXIII National Seminary’s accreditation status for 10 years, until spring, 2029. The Board made its decision based on the report of a four member ATS team that visited PSJS from February 25 to 28, 2019. In renewing PSJS’s accreditation status for 10 years, ATS judged that the priestly formation provided at PSJS was of a high quality.

We are deeply appreciative of Dr. Anthony Keaty, our Director of Intellectual Formation and Academic Dean, for coordinating the nearly two years of preparation for this important visit. Dr. Keaty, along with so many others from our staff, trustees, seminarians and faculty, helped us to present Pope St. John Seminary as the truly remarkable house of formation that it is.


The Visiting Team meeting with Cardinal Seán O'Malley, OFM Cap. and Very Rev. Brian Kiely, Seminary Rector. 

(Left to Right) Rev. Christopher Cicarino, Immaculate Conception Seminary, Mr. Stephen Sweeney, St. John Vianney Theological Seminary, Cardinal Seán, Rev. Dr. D. Brent Laytham, St. Mary’s Seminary and University, committee chair, Dr. Debbie Creamer, Senior Director of Accreditation, ATS Liaison and Fr. Brian Kiely, Seminary Rector.

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